Domestic Violence in Houston

Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer

Domestic violence occurs when a family member, partner or ex-partner physically or psychologically tries to dominate the other. This includes physical assault such as hitting, pushing or shoving, sexual abuse and stalking. Domestic violence most often refers to violence between spouses who have children but may also include non-married intimate partners and cohabitants (people who live together.)

Common forms of domestic violence in Texas include:

  • Domestic abuse
  • Spousal abuse
  • Child abuse
  • Elder abuse
  • Battery
  • Assault
  • Sexual assault
  • Kidnapping

Being charged with any form of domestic violence is a very serious matter. Not only may you face jail time or probation, many domestic violence cases involve restraining orders, meaning you may have to leave your house and your family immediately – even if you own the house or pay the rent. In addition, a conviction or probated sentence that includes a finding of family violence will affect your right to possess any firearms or to obtain a hunting license. If you or a loved one has been accused of domestic violence, contact an attorney who has experience in fighting these types of charges. It may even be possible to get counseling instead of jail time or have your charges dropped altogether.

Contact Clausell Parrish, a Houston criminal defense attorney today.